RoboCats qualify for world robotics competition this month


The FIRST Robotics Delphi Team #379, “The RoboCats,” qualified for the world robotics competition at Ford Field in Detroit on April 25-28.

Team members are working on raising about $6,000 more to pay competition, travel and lodging fees.

“They do all of their own fundraising,” said Judy Barber head coach. They are planning the project, they are planning the travel, they learn presentation and real-life skills. It’s more than just the robots. They work really hard, and it pays off.”

The team competed at the Buckeye Regional in Cleveland in March and won the Finalist Award for leading the alliance that finished in second place in March, which qualified the team to enter the FIRST Robotics Competition.

This is the fourth year the team is vying for a championship.

This year’s FIRST Robotics competition challenge is to create a robot, controlled by two students, that can pick up milk crates and stack them on a teeter-totter. They work with their alliance to stack the most on their side.

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